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Senator Boxer is pictured in March 2013.
Marc Parent February 22, 2014 at 11:13 am
Sorry Lou, Just wanted to be clear about the CBO report.
carole mason February 22, 2014 at 01:51 pm
The war on poverty let me see how's that working out. Seems to be getting worse maybe we needRead More someone else in there instead of babs.
bruce k February 26, 2014 at 09:33 am
The war on poverty was "lost" by design. For an interesting explanation why you might goRead More to the PBS Fresh Air website and do a search for Sargent Shriver retrospective and listen to the story. What they were doing to help people and train them for jobs and businesses worked, but when party bosses started to see less people dependent on them, and money coming from channels they did not approve of they killed the program.
Nancy Wahl-Scheurich February 7, 2014 at 06:16 am
We are lucky to be represented by Mark Stone. His hard work on legislation that promotes socialRead More justice (such as the the bills described here) and protects the environment (i.e. his bill to ban plastic cigarette butts) is an exemplary. He gets into the details, demonstrating a real understanding of the issues he deals with and the best way to address them.
Just One Vote January 17, 2014 at 11:40 am
Finally Gov. Brown realized all this gorgeous weather comes at a high price: redwood treesRead More distressed by not enough fog/rain; salmon distressed by no spawning stream access; farmers distressed by inadequate irrigation water for crops; high fire danger in watershed areas resulting in potential mud slides; record low Sierra snowpack limiting recharge of valley ground waters and salt water intrusion into aquifers threatening our local drinking water. It’s beyond me why our local and state politicians haven’t taken a stronger stand recognizing the problem and mandating conservation measures. The answer may be that we continue to re-elect officials who tell us what we want to hear rather than educating us on what we need to know. Maybe the fault is ours for not speaking up to demand action on an issue that affects everyone regardless of age, beliefs, social position, financial status or political affiliation. Better late than never, Gov. Brown. Thank you for finally recognizing what the rest of us have been enduring.
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